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If you are flying into the sunset,(District that is) stop by El Toreador!
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El Toreador Restaurant has been at this location since 1957.  Presently owned for 32 years since 1980. Its success has been a communal effort of had work for Larry and Esperanza Mahan.  Larry passed away .  The restaurant continues his legazy  of care and hard work by wife and two sons, Sheldon and Aaron Mahan. We strive to give customers the "whole enchilada" Great food, excellent service and an enjoyable experience that will compel you to come back again and again.
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Phone: (415) 566-2673


Traditional Mexican Fare, the best fiery and tasty hot sauce. All freshly made. 75 labels of Mexican, International and Micro Brewery Beers. Mole de Cacahuate, Mole Poblano, Mole Pipian and Mole Manchamantel which we make for Cinco de Mayo. We also have Vegetarian Dishes, such as Spinach Enchiladas, Chayote Enchiladas, Egg Plant Enchiladas and more.

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We are located in the West Portal neighborhood of the Sunset District of San Francisco. South of the West Portal Munni Station. Accessable to the K, L, M, street car lines.  Across the street from the Empire Theater.
West Portal, Southwest San Francisco
Perfect Location, Great Atmosphere, The best Service. Take out service available.
English, Spanish


El Toreador Fonda Mejicana

Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, Mexican, Latin American

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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This place is pretty much my go to place is I want some Mexican food. They also have a bar so after eating you can go ahead and drink the night away.

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Good God I love this place!! This Mexican restaurant right here is the most authentic place that I have ever had the pleasure of dining in to. Prefect little quiet place for a small group of friends, they also have the most amazing margaritas with different flavors!!

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They have so many things in here worth going in here for. This is a perfect place for a small party. They pretty much have everything that you may need if you want Mexican.

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This place is just wonderful, with their team of amazing people working in here, they will pretty much be a restaurant worth going in to.

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The appetizers in here are enough to make you ask for more. I certainly love this place because of the athenticity that the food they serve in here has.

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How can this be? This place looks like magic and their food is really one of a kind. They also have the best team, they are very accommodating and polite.

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I feel like I just got from Mexico, we went here last weekend and we had a wonderful time. Great tequila selection and authentic Mexican rice meals.

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Authentic Mexican. Always busy and the

Authentic Mexican. Always busy and the house salsa is the best... if you like spicy!

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Terrible service and bland food

I'm disappointed. The decor is ecclectic and fun, the food is marginal, and the service is horrible. I ordered a salad and it completely lacked flavor. This is the first time I have ever ask to return a dish to order another one. The owner indirectly resisted without outright saying no, When I finally asked if he was telling me no, he said it was fine and brought a taco plate. Unfortunaley, it was kiddie-sizee, but I was charged for a regular size dish. This was the worst sevice I have...view more ever had.\r
By the way, the replacement also lacked flavor.
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Watch out for insects and make sure you get your whole order....

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants until I ordered take out and found a FLY in my enchiladas. Because I know the owner, I let it slide. Then we had take out again and after getting home realized the guac we PAID FOR was not in the bag. A month later we ordered out again and when I asked to have the guac we never received, I was told no can do. So much for customer loyalty and repeat visits. Apparently you have to call in immediately when something is not included so they ...view morehave a record of it...I cannot believe how cheap these people are. There are many other good places out there, so I am not going back. I advise you to check for insects and make sure you get your full order when you do pick up.view less

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50 West Portal AveSan FranciscoCA 94127

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